Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 40 - Page 79

//////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// t cht lk On the road to Digital Transformation, a new foundation starts to develop around which the business carries out its core functions. Specifically, we’re talking about supply chain and finance; these functions are fundamentally being transformed by the convergence of various technologies. Artificial General Intelligence and Quantum Encryption to create even newer commercial systems, many of which will champion connectivity via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). In this regard, a cross-functional approach to transformation can drive the most ambitious results. Going digital and bringing the new world of work online is a challenge worth embracing. To be sure, navigating the forces of digital disruption positively is not always straightforward. The next part of the road ahead will feature increasing amounts of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Blockchain will proliferate and organisations will start to use exponential technologies such as Ultimately though, graduating with a qualification from the school of digital is always worthwhile, so make that your new years’ resolution and start your homework today. n “ GOING DIGITAL AND BRINGING THE NEW WORLD OF WORK ONLINE IS A CHALLENGE WORTH EMBRACING. INTELLIGENTCIO 79